Alex Baez and Brandon Mulrooney named to Team of the Week

Alex Baez and Brandon Mulrooney named to Team of the Week

Photo by: Tony Leon/ Team of the Week

WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior's Alex Baez (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Brandon Mulrooney (Placentia, Calif.) got their 2018 season underway in impressive fashion both being selected to the Team of the Week announced Tuesday. 

Baez, a starting pitcher single handily led the Poets Baseball team to a victory over Willamette University 9-0.  He was near perfect in his first start of the 2018 season. He was nursing an injury leading up to the game but came out strong throwing a complete game shutout, holding the Bearcats to just four hits, while recording double digit strikeouts (10).

Mulrooney, a centerfielder who is coming off SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors put together a great four-game stretch.  He batted .462 with six hits, which included a double and a home run. He collected seven RBIs and scored seven times, walked three times, had an OB% of .588 and slugged .769. In the outfield he was perfect with a 1.000 fielding percentage with 19 put outs. 

Whittier returns to the diamond this weekend as they open Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play with a three game series with Occidental College.  They travel on Friday, February 16 to take on the Tigers and then host them for a doubleheader the very next day, Saturday, February 17 with first pitches slated for 11:00am and 2:00pm.